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Balsall Heath

St Barnabas


52. ST. BARNABAS, Balsall Heath (Ladypool Rd. and Clifton Rd.), a brick and tile building designed by F. T. Proud in the Gothic style, with chancel, lady chapel, aisle and baptistery, was opened in 1890, as a mission church of St. Paul's, Balsall Heath, enlarged in 1894, and consecrated in 1904. (fn. 28) A parish was assigned out of St. Paul's in 1905, the benefice becoming a vicarage in the gift of the bishop. (fn. 29) St. Luke's mission church was licensed for public worship, 1908-26. (fn. 30)

The church was extensively rebuilt following a very serious fire in April 1970. Parts of the old building were incorporated into the new one - giving it an intimate feel retaining a sense of sacred space. The building is now an ideal size for the small congregation (10 to 12 on Sunday mornings) which worships there.